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38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

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Ten Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to spend a lot of time on my hair. But at the same time, I don't want to look like a homeless hairdresser when I go to work, so I try to make my ponytails as fancy as possible. Here are ten easy ways I like to dress up my ponytail: 1. Wrap it with a strand of hair Tuna Stuffed Peppers Macnifique! Sunday was my cheat day. Marking the end of my 4 week primal challenge. I could go on and tell you in detail about how my day went, about the foods I ate and how it all made me feel, but I wouldn’t want to bore you. So, in short: I confirmed that pasta is pretty insignificant in my life, as is bread. 50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts from Around the World – Written by Victoria Philpott Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet? Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend. Salivating. That’s the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn.

Umami: why the fifth taste is so important I am often flabbergasted when I think about how humans came to develop such complex culinary skills. Granted, 1.8m years have passed since our ancestor, homo erectus, began to cook. But still, leavened bread! That was one hell of a happy accident. Our predilection for umami – the only recently recognised (by western scientists) "fifth taste", after salt, sweet, sour and bitter - is a fascinating piece in the jigsaw of our gastronomic evolution. Since studies confirmed just a few years ago that our mouths contain taste receptors for this moreish savoury taste (the other four "basic tastes" had been widely accepted for, ooh, a few thousand years), so much in the history of recipes suddenly makes sense.

Where To Donate All Your Unwanted Stuff. If you guys are anything like me, you are always finding stuff in your house that you no longer need and looking for a way to donate or recycle it. The problem is…where do you send it? Who do you give it to? Spaghetti All’Ubriaco (Drunken Spaghetti) 2 quarts inexpensive (but tasty and drinkable) red wine, plus ½ cup for the pan (2 bottles)1 lb. thick spaghetti or linguine2 fat cloves of garlic, or four small cloves2 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oilPeperoncino, or dried red pepper flakes to taste, optional (I used 1 teaspoon)1/4 cup chopped, flat-leaf Italian parsley (I used 2 Tablespoons dried)Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano (I shaved it over the top) Procedure1. Add the water and red wine to a 6-quart stock pot and place it over medium-high heat. Season the liquid generously with kosher salt and cover the pot to bring it to a boil. 2. In the meantime, peel the garlic and slice it.

recipe: buffalo chicken ring I love all things made with Frank’s Red Hot (or any hot sauce, really. But especially Frank’s Red Hot) I also love cheese. And crescent rolls. And ranch dressing. So this recipe? Is basically my dream come true. Braids Archives - Kouturekiss - Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot - kouturekiss.comKouturekiss – Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot – kouturekiss.com The Chinese Staircase (revisited) December 5, 2013 Looking for a new play on a ponytail that’s unique and fun? Look no further than The Chinese Staircase. This is one of those hairstyles that look extremely complicated, but in fact are quite simple. But, regardless of the skill level needed for this style, either way it will be sure to be a conversation starter!

Red Wine Poached Pears - Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") Red Wine Poached Pears Red Wine Poached Pears is a dessert made out of pears poached in sweet red wine, sugar and spices syrup, it originated from a French dessert called Poire belle Hélène which is a nearly similar dessert where pears are poached in sugar syrup served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and crystallized violets. The dish was created during the 1860’s by Auguste Escoffier and was named after the operetta La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach. A really simple yet an elegant desert, it is sweet but not overpowering, it is fruity with hints of red wine and its really great after a very tasty meal as it give you that clean fresh flavours that lasts. A truly decadent dish that you should try! Ingredients

recipe: sweet & sour chicken I was ridiculously excited when I came across this recipe for homemade sweet and sour chicken. You guys, it is SO GOOD. It’s a little involved with several steps (coating chicken, frying a little bit, then baking) but it is all worth it. Trust me. Start with a plate of chicken breast, cut into chunks. 5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers.

How to Make Wine Jelly I don’t know if the American Psychiatric Association has a list of personality traits for first-born children, but if they do, I’m sure “entitled” would be near the top. My “what’s yours is mine” instinct has led me to appropriate a Miss Piggy doll from my sister, bracelets from my mom, a toothbrush from a college roommate (not my proudest moment), and, on a daily basis, anything on my husband’s plate or in his glass. My commandeering knows no bounds. Case in point: The canning set that my father-in-law received for his birthday last year now resides in my kitchen closet.

Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Per the requests I got after my last cinnamon roll post, here is the recipe for my tried-and-true vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. The vanilla pudding is simply added to the dough to make it extremely soft and pliable – and oh, does it ever. (No surprise, this recipe comes direct from my Aunt Marilyn whose recipes have made a great showing on this blog already.) 15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf How to tie a half-bow scarf To tie the half-bow scarf, you should first loop the scarf around your neck and tie once– like the first step of tying your shoelaces. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, as if you were only tying one side of the bow on your shoes. Take the longer section of the scarf and wrap it in front and then behind the entire scarf, next to your neck. Fluff the loop afterwards to taste.

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